Adamed as a sponsor for the National Science Centre Award

11 October 2018

The award was presented on behalf of Adamed in the category of Life Sciences by Marcin Kołaczkowski, who in addition to his work as a Leading Scientist at Adamed’s Innovation Department, holds the position of Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Jagiellonian University Medical College. ‘Adamed has funded the National Science Centre Award for the third time. Our long-term focus has been to provide support for future generations of Polish scientists. Among other things, we support young people who are particularly talented in science and nature under the ADAMED SmartUP programme. Scientific work is at the core of our business. Our mission is to respond to the key challenges faced by contemporary medicine. We can achieve this by taking part in such initiatives’, says Marcin Kołaczkowski.

The award is given to top performers in three scientific fields: humanities, social sciences and arts, life sciences, as well as scientific and technical studies, for special achievements in fundamental research which is undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge about the studied phenomena without any direct commercial application in view.

Joanna Sułkowska (Doctor of Science) from the New Technology Centre and the Faculty of Chemistry at Warsaw University received an award, among others, in the category of molecular and theoretical biophysics (which
is supported by Adamed) for her work o  ‘entangled protein’’. The malfunctioning of ‘entangled proteins’ may lead to a number of civilisation diseases. Further advances in this field may revolutionise the treatment of obesity and such diseases as Alzheimer and Parkinson.

Among the special guests were  Kazimierz Wiatr, President of the Senate Committee for Science, Education and Sport; Oleh Mandiuk, Consul General of Ukraine; Grzegorz Lipiec, Deputy Marshal of Małopolska Province; and Jerzy Muzyk, Vice President of Kraków.

The National Science Centre is the executive agency established to support scientific activities in the field of ‘fundamental research’, which means experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without any direct commercial application or use in view.